When I was younger I went to Alton Towers with my family. I was old enough to ride the famous Corkscrew solo and I did just that sitting in the very front left hand seat. As the ride jerked and struggled its way up the first mechanical slope I realised that the locking mechanism had broken on my harness and the black rubber would not hold me in springing into an upright position. Calmly I thought about the problem and realised that I could not call out and would need to wedge myself in as best as possible and see the ride out to the end. In my mind my only fear being the double loop and trying to hold myself in and not being flung across the park. Read the rest of this entry »
In long distance cycling I have got to the point of thinking that there is no need to create unnecessary hard work for yourself and always to look for the most simple and effective solution to a problem. I have taken this to the next level and Ken has kindly written my journal entry for me today.
Update: 4th December 09
Laziness has manifested into the purest of Plagiarism. Ken has kindly written 3 more entries in his blog of our days in Bulgaria together.
Bicycle touring is as old as the bicycle which is about 200 years old. There are resources galore on the internet to search for information, kit lists and personal journals. There are whole communities of people who take part in this type of activity in one form or another.
In setting out on this trip I thought I might of come across a few like-minded people but in over 2000 miles I have not personally come across anybody. I was starting to think perhaps it was all a myth but today I have had the pleasure of meeting Ken from England and a guy from Switzerland. In a moment, with all our 3 bikes loaded out in the middle of Sofia I felt like a long distance Bicycle Tourer. Read the rest of this entry »